dessicator: how to build?

Karthik Aghoram kaghoram at unity.ncsu.edu
Thu Jul 5 12:09:39 EST 2001


Yup! "Mason jars" as we call them here.  

Richard Miller (rmiller16 at nc.rr.com) wrote:


: Wide mouth canning jars make wonderful dessicators.  We have used them in
: the lab for 20 years.  Dessicant in the bottom, new canning lid with locking
: ring on top and there you have it.
: 
: Rich Miller
: 
: in article Fhm07.120190$W02.2178494 at news1.rdc2.on.home.com, Fun Science at
: biotech at idirect.com wrote on 7/3/01 12:20 PM:
: 
: > Hi,
: > 
: > Instead of buying a dessicator which is a container
: > that would keep all moisture out (H2O) I would
: > like to build one.
: > 
: > Can someone please advise on how to do this,  we
: > would like to store small vials that contain 10 grams
: > of reagent in our freezer inside the dessicator for
: > long term storage.
: > 
: > If you know what materials to place inside the
: > dessicator with quantity I would appreciate it.
: > 
: > I am not sure but I believe silica or epson salts
: > are placed inside the containers.
: > 
: > Please advise.
: > 
: > 
: 

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